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intrusive thoughts, mental health 

@mariabruxxxa i’m sorry you’re in so much pain right now ​:( dysphoria and intrusive thinking is hard to fight esp when you’re not in your best place. i think talking to someone you feel safe with/can check in with to ground you might really really help ? my dms are open too if you need someone to talk to. please take care :(

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@haamu Oho that makes a lot of sense tbh ofc capitalism shapes our thoughts in ways that make us conform easily but it’s hard to wrap our minds around JUST how much of our worldview it shapes ! This sounds like a very good read, thank you so much, this is going on my long long tbr 😁

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@mostardently human as a species literally couldn't have survived without solidarity for all these millions of years. Capitalism has been around for 500 yrs or smt. Rutger Bregman's "Humankind" is good book to study on this topic of how media and people in power manipulates us into thinking we're just a bunch of bad people. It literally is in favor of the rich and dictators if we keep thinking we human are greedy and evil. We're not.

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@mostardently It’s how they justify it to themselves too, I think. Lets them feel brave instead of shitty.

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@priryo Ugh this is such a well written compromise between our POVs haha i’ll take this over his bs right now ! Thank you :)

bisexual, nsfw 

I get very anxious about being a bi stereotype when i tell people i’m polyam too but like i will literally never stop wanting to date/sleep with a cute bi t4t couple like y’all if you’re looking........hot bi enby here 👋🏼

Water sign yearning 

@angstyhonking NO WAY i’m a pisces stellium :0c

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@zoe @nurashimi this is so true ! idk people find it easier to deal in absolutes but like, talking about absolutes in terms of such nebulous and general concepts like, human nature end disposition is just askinggg for arguments haha and y’all are absolutely right, no matter what our natures are that should not justify inequality/control/oppression. that’s just a slippery slope

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@mostardently @nurashimi

This person you're arguing with is just believing in a story that rationalizes the way things are. It's an ideological difference between you, but something you might point out to them. Ideology always has the role of justifying by way of "rational explanation". You could have argued that human nature justifies anything, really.

Our natural desire for rationality shouldn't limit us either. (see: your friend's limitations).

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@mostardently

I would echo what @nurashimi said, the idea that our species is predisposed to violence and hierarchy isn't a justification for an economic regime. Humans are predisposed to all sorts of irrational impulses, but our impulses don't limit us. We make anthropomorphic symbols out of animals and shapes in the stars. We project ourselves into stories as protagonists. Our ability to do this makes communication possible, and deception too.

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@baby_centipede i feel like this person in specific just has a set of weird dissonances/trauma or internalized anti leftist propaganda he needs to work through lmaooo i’m tired of having the same cyclical arguments over and over again !

bi venting 

@flowerfemme you are SO Valid and SO Cool 😎😈

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@flowerfemme very very true and something i believe in too ! Humans are very much a sum of our experiences/thoughts/the ideas we’ve been exposed to and placing so much importance on some essential quality all humans share, whether good or bad, that defines how we are is so....hm. Not a good explanation.

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@mostardently because if it’s not human nature, what is it? humans in general hate not being able to explain and justify things. saying that bad thing like our current system happen because people are inherently greedy is a simple answer to a lot of scary questions. because if greed and violence isn’t human nature - then why do they do it?

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@ghost_bird yeah i hate when people try to justify their bs as it just them being “real” or “cool and logical” lmao it’s the most dismissive tactic ever

Water sign yearning 

I want someone to miss me as much as i miss my bed on stay duty days :(

my lukewarm take on this 

@angstyhonking like even tho capitalists identify as “nice people” they keep coming back to the argument that even though they may be nice they don’t believe other people capable of being nice too & wanting to care for the common good ? There’s a weird disconnect in their thinking that i can’t quite convince them of lol

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So comrades all these arguments i keep having w my capitalist friend basically devolves into arguments about human nature and how humans are just fundamentally greedy & flawed & drawn to violence and control and it’s so ridiculous because you can throw literally the entire history of the human race at them but they still don’t want to change their mind. Why is capitalist thinking so obsessed with holding the worse possible opinions about humankind ?

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